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Members Investigate New York Stock Exchange's Land Grab Proposal

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OI Subcommittee

This week, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a letter to New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Chair Sharon Bowen and President Lynn Martin, seeking further information regarding their now-withdrawn Natural Asset Companies (NAC) proposal. In part, the members wrote: "On September 27, 2023, the NYSE filed notice of a proposed rule change with the…

Members Blast DOI for Unresponsiveness to Hearing Questions

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Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young, seeking answers as to why the administration has repeatedly failed to respond to questions for the record (QFRs) following committee hearings. In part, the members wrote: "The…

Expanding Tribal Economies and Supporting Local Communities

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IP Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs held an oversight hearing on ways to foster economic diversification in Indian Country to create prosperous tribal economies. Subcommittee Chair Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) issued the following statement in response: "A diverse economy is foundational to a vibrant, resilient, flourishing community. Today’s hearing marks the first of…

Committee Sounds Alarm on Biden Administration’s Efforts to Lock Up Public Lands and Waters

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OI Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the Biden administration's published National Strategy to Develop Environmental Economic Decisions and concerns surrounding natural capital accounting. Subcommittee Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) issued the following statement in response: "It’s concerning to see the Biden Administration’s latest efforts to lock up…

Members Consider ESA Updates and Support for Migratory Waterfowl Habitat

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WOW Subcommittee

Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries held a legislative hearing on four bills to protect migratory waterfowl, provide greater flexibility to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to carry out its responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), support manatee conservation and provide…

Amid Ongoing Investigation, Committee Leaders Demand Answers from Mayorkas for Floyd Bennett Field Fiasco

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OI Subcommittee

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a follow-up letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as part of the committee's ongoing investigation into the migrant encampment at Floyd Bennett Field. To date, the Biden…

Field Hearing Highlights Border Crisis, Exposes Destruction of Federal Lands

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NFPL Subcommittee

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Federal Lands Chairman Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) hosted a field hearing near the United States/Mexico border to further expose Biden's border crisis and its devastating effects on federal lands and local communities. "Biden's border crisis has touched every corner of the country, but seeing…

House Passes Bipartisan Bills Supporting Indian Tribes, Drought Preparedness and Wildlife Management Solutions

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This week, eight bills from the House Committee on Natural Resources passed the U.S. House of Representatives with significant bipartisan support. Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "House Republicans are committed to delivering conservative wins for America, and this bipartisan group of bills is the product of hard…

Legislation to Enable New Mining Projects on Federal Lands, Revitalize the RFK Stadium Campus and Support Veterans Advances Through Committee

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Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a full committee markup and favorably reported four bills. Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response: "The bills advancing out of the House Committee on Natural Resources today show the incredible breadth and scope of the solutions our members bring to Washington. From unlocking…

Westerman Slams Restrictive New Regulations of National Wildlife Refuge System

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WOW Subcommittee

Late last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed revisions to its Biological, Integrity, Diversity and Environmental Health (BIDEH) policy and new regulations of the management of national wildlife refuges. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark) issued the following statement in response: "This new policy is a grave misstep. As a…